New Jersey report highlights impacts of bill proposed in CT

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

A new report from a New Jersey agency outlines how a state policy that requires towns to provide their “fair share” of the regional need for affordable housing has worked to double the rate of affordable housing production, ramp up the number of multi-family dwellings...

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Hugh Bailey: It’s not the funding; it’s the zoning

Hugh Bailey | CT Post

The housing crisis may be the most significant issue facing Connecticut, but it’s hardly unique to this state. It’s a problem throughout the Northeast and around the country — even in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat, recently gave...

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Housing Call: Upzone Cities & Suburbs

Laura Glesby | New Haven Independent

Should Connecticut prioritize constructing affordable housing in economic hubs like New Haven, or exclusive towns like New Haven’s surrounding suburbs?

Two housing construction advocates offered different answers to that question at a panel organized by the Housing Authority of New Haven/Elm City Communities on...

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CT zoning reform bills an attempt to address housing crisis

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Lawmakers have moved several zoning reform measures through the committee process this session, a major part of Democrats’ push to address the housing crisis in Connecticut.

The Planning and Development Committee finished its last scheduled meeting of the legislative session Friday and passed House Bill...

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Fair Share, Adding 8-30g Units, Senior Tax Abatements: Up Late with the Housing Committee

Cate Hewitt | CT Examiner

The controversial Fair Share bill – affordable housing legislation that was killed in committee in 2021 – was back on the table at Tuesday’s Housing Committee public hearing along with a number of other bills up for discussion.

“There’s a consensus that we are in...

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Zoning for affordability: Housing advocates say public support is there

Elizabeth Regan | The Day

Advocates for a bill that would spread the need for affordable housing across the state instead of allowing it to concentrate in cities, pointed to recent poll results as evidence that Connecticut residents are ready for “transformative change.”

The survey of 2,562 registered voters by...

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Poll Finds Broad Support for Equitable Housing & Zoning Reforms

February 10, 2023 - Today, Growing Together CT, a consortium of organizations coordinated by Open Communities Alliance (OCA) and led by a steering committee composed of...

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Should state overrule towns on affordable housing? More than 60% of CT residents say yes

Alex Putterman | CT Insider

Connecticut residents hold generally favorable views toward policies that would make housing in the state more affordable, even in cases when those policies would undermine municipal control over housing, a new survey has found.

According to the survey, sponsored by a coalition of advocacy groups,...

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Advocates plan affordable housing priorities for 2023 legislative session

The Day | Elizabeth Regan

From policy reform to requests for financial infusions, affordable housing advocates are looking at different ways to address the widespread lack of housing affordability when the state legislature convenes on Jan. 4.


A separate coalition of more than 45 mostly nonprofit social service and...

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